Charlotte McKnight
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Charlotte McKnight

Researcher / ArchivistBirmingham, United Kingdom
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Charlotte McKnight

Researcher / ArchivistBirmingham, United Kingdom
About me
Charlotte has recently completed an MA in Modern British Studies at the University of Birmingham. Throughout her academic career she has gained various and valuable experience in research, archives, curation and exhibitions. She was the sole Archivist at the SRA from 2018-2019. She was the sole Archivist and curated an exhibition in collaboration with the charity Midland Mencap in 2018. She has previously curated exhibitions for Cadbury Research Library (2017), and has worked as an archival research assistant to a lecturer at the University of Birmingham (2016). Charlotte is currently an Intelligence Researcher at the SRA, and is due to start her PhD in History at UCL in September 2020.
Projects
  • The History of Midland Mencap - Exhibition (2018)
    The History of Midland Mencap - Exhibition (2018)Exhibition on the History of Midland Mencap using the charity's archive that I organise and catalgoue. Included guided exhibition talks. Displayed at the International Conference Centre in Birmingham, May 2018.
  • 'This Lovely Earth': Promotional Art of the Youth Hostel Association - Exhibition (2017)
    'This Lovely Earth': Promotional Art of the Youth Hostel Association - Exhibition (2017)You can find the full online exhibition and further information here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cadburyresearchlibrary/albums/72157685940045435 The Youth Hostels Association is one of the largest youth organisations in this country which was set up in 1930 'to help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them on their travels’. Stemming from the YHA’s motto t
  • Undergraduate Research Scholarship Review- Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (2016)
    Undergraduate Research Scholarship Review- Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (2016)For full review, please follow this link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/historycultures/research/news/2016/researching-missionary-photography.aspx
Work history
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    ArchivistMidland Mencap
     - Birmingham, United KingdomFreelance
    Archivist for charity Midland Mencap. Curated an exhibition on the history of the charity held at the International Conference Centre (ICC Birmingham) in May 2018. Currently planning and curating a photographic exhibition to be displayed Summer 2019.
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    Archive InternCadbury Research Library
     - Birmingham, United KingdomInternship
    Archive internship with Cadbury Research Library. Trained to catalogue historic material using the programme CALM, curated a joint exhibition on the promotional art of Youth Hostel Association displayed July 2017- February 2018, archive requests and retrievals, handling rare books, and archive conservation and display.
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Skills
  • Curation
  • Exhibition Design
  • Content Curation
  • Research
  • Archiving
  • Copywriting
  • Community Engagement
  • Learning Development
  • Illustration
  • Social Media Marketing
Education
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    MA Modern British StudiesUniversity of Birmingham
     - Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Master of Arts in Modern British Studies; Merit
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    BA (Joint Hons) Ancient History and Archaeology and HistoryUniversity of Birmingham
     - Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Bachelor of Arts in Ancient History and Archaeology and History; 2:1
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